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A53923 The best way to mend the world, and to prevent the growth of popery by perswading the rising generation to an early and serious practice of piety: with answers to the principal cavils of Satan and his agents against it, &c. By Samuel Peck, minister of the word at Poplar. Peck, Samuel. 1680 (1680) Wing P1034; ESTC R222715 74,034 180

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